dorjeshonnu wrote:google this:tobes wrote:Sure. I agree with everything you say here. But what are the most important processes of relation?
I think it is pretty clear in the Abhidharma that they are the internal processes.
"the notion of a cut off or private (acausal) interiority is essentially meaningless"
You're trying to pin me into some kind of Cartesianism. Why?
I'm just saying: Look at the Abhidharma. Clearly, irrefutably, internal processes and factors are privileged.
This doesn't imply some cut off private interiority: of course the ontological predication which makes the moral psychology function properly (in the Abhidharma) is anatman.
It simply implies that mental factors such as cetana and sankhappa are hugely decisive in the development of wholesome trajectories, and fundamental to the development of prajna.
Antaman doesn't mean that subjects are devoid of internal processes, or that they are without importance. It just means that those internal processes necessarily refer to other internal and external processes.